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ce·ru·men

 (sə-ro͞o′mən)
n.
See earwax.

[New Latin, from Latin cēra, wax; see cerate.]

ce·ru′mi·nous (-mə-nəs) adj.

cerumen

(sɪˈruːmɛn)
n
(Physiology) the soft brownish-yellow wax secreted by glands in the auditory canal of the external ear. Nontechnical name: earwax
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin cēra wax + albumen]
ceˈruminous adj

ear•wax

(ˈɪərˌwæks)

n.
a yellowish, waxlike secretion from certain glands in the external auditory canal; cerumen.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cerumen - a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal
wax - any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
Translations

cerumen

[sɪˈruːmen] Ncerumen m

ce·ru·men

n. cerumen, segregación cerosa que lubrica y protege el óido.

cerumen

n cerumen m, cera de los oídos
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Ear mite cause severe mechanical irritation inside the ear leading to higher activity of ceruminal glands and consequently leads to secondary bacteria or fungi (August, 1988).
The ceruminal glands are deep within the dermis and are comprised of columnar cells containing intensely eosinophilic cytoplasm, frequently displaying secretory snouts surrounded by a layer of myoepithelial cells.
Ceruminous adenoma, also called ceruminoma, ceruminal adenorna, apocrine adenoma, or even cylindroma in the past (the latter three terms are discouraged) is a benign glandular neoplasm of ceruminous glands (modified apocrine sweat glands) that arises solely from the external auditory canal.